Our tribute to an official languages champion, Mauril Bélanger

Last Thursday, a contingent from our sister community of French-speaking Ontario was present during the Community Awards ceremony to honour with us the passing of MP Mauril Bélanger.

Mauril left us much stronger. Confronted by an unrelenting affliction, he responded with unwavering dignity and quiet courage. Mauril lived and then left this life with character, fortitude, determination and inner strength. His example, his inspiration, his grace, his courage shall ‘all of us command’.

For the occasion, his late wife Catherine Bélanger said a few words, expressing her gratitude for this tribute.

You can read the tribute written for his legacy: Mauril Bélanger 1955-2016.

You can also watch the video made by Jacques Bourbeau from Global Ottawa that was presented during the ceremony.